Juicing is one of the best things you can do to make sure you have a healthy diet. Fresh fruit and vegetable juice can help fight cancer and basically every disease known or unknown. Moreover, they are good for your skin and easy to digest. If you are failing short of your daily recommended dose of nutrients, a cup of juice is an instant fix. Although beginners may find it confusing, this simple guide to juicing will teach you everything you need to get started. Once you get the hand of it, juicing is fun and quick.A Simple Guide to Juicing Picture
What type of juicer do I need?
This guide to juicing will help you choose the type of juicer that is most suitable for your needs. There are 2 main kinds of machines for home use:
1. A centrifugal juicer. This is the most affordable type of juicer and a great option if you are on a budget. You can find a good machine at a price starting from $60 to around $150 or more. Because it has a high RPM (6,500-12,000 RPMs), this type of juicer is fast and easy to use. However, do to the high speed, it generates heat and causes the juice to lose some of it’s nutrition.
2. Masticating juicer. The masticating juicer can be the best option if you want to get the most out of your vegetables and fruits. These machines crush food at 80 RPMs and basically chews the produce you and spits out the juice. Moreover, they are easier to clean than other juicers. However, masticating juicers or cold press juicers are more expensive than centrifugal juicers and slower, with a price starting at around $250.
Although 90% of people own a centrifugal juicer because they are fast and easy to use, if you want the purest juicers, choose a masticator. Everyone is different, so there is not one juicer to suit us all. Regardless of your choice, make sure you buy a quality juicer from a customer friendly brand.
How to juice
Now that you have a juicer, it is time to give it a try. This simple guide to juicing will teach you how to obtain a delicious cup of nutrients. Although you can find tons of online juicing recipes, try to use as much organic as possible. Buy chemical-free produce so your juice has cleansing, nourishing and detoxifying effects.
1. Prepare the fruits and vegetables by thoroughly washing them and slicing them into pieces that fit the juicer’s opening. If you are using conventional instead of organic, peal and core your produce.
2. Fill the chute before you start the machine and when the motor is running, plunge the pieces down halfway. Keep topping up the fruits and vegetables until you have juiced everything and after all the produce is juiced keep the motor running for another 15 seconds.
3. Wash the juicer right after juicing, so the pulp doesn’t get hard.